The Cuesta College baseball team was able to pull off the win, 5-4 in 17 innings, on the road against Ventura on Thursday in a game that lasted four hours and 45 minutes.
The score was tied 4-4 in the seventh inning and remained that way until James Kannenberg scored in the top of the 17th on a throwing error to put the Cougars (18-14, 13-7 Western State Conference) up for good. He also pitched the final 91⁄3 innings for Cuesta and sealed the victory.
The Cougars moved into a tie for second in the Northern Division race with Santa Barbara and one game behind Oxnard with four games left to play. Two of those Cuesta games are against Oxnard on Saturday and Tuesday.
Cougars fall 11-0 in five innings
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The Cuesta softball team lost 11-0 to visiting Allan Hancock on Thursday.
Atascadero High graduate Erin Pennington had the only hit for the Cougars (12-16, 8-5 WSC).
Nipomo High graduate Gianna Abatti had an RBI double in the top of the third inning, and fellow former Titan Ashley Ruiz scored twice for Allan Hancock, which has won 28 straight games.
SLO grad’s historic day in heptathlon
University of Colorado heptathlete and San Luis Obispo High graduate Abrianna Torres recorded the fifth-best heptathlon mark in school history with 5,544 points, placing fourth at the California Invitational in Azusa.
Entering the final day in fifth, Torres placed second in the long jump with a mark of 20 feet, 1 inch, threw the javelin 120-11, and finished the 800-meter run with a personal-best of 2 minutes, 23.59 seconds, bumping her up to fourth place.
Torres’ mark is good enough for ninth in NCAA Division I and trails only Olympian Annette Tannander and Heather Sterlin for the top score in school history. Tannander has the top two scores (5,863 and 5,638) from 1983 while Sterlin has the third (5,582) and fourth (5,573) best marks from 1996.
“I feel amazing after today’s performance,” Torres said in a school news release. “I came in here with a goal in mind and was able to accomplish that and more. I know that I missed out on some points in hurdles, shot put and javelin for sure, but there’s room for improvement everywhere.”